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Chapter-by-chapter plot summary . Night, Elie Wiesel . Chapter 1. Characters. Plot. Moishe the Beadle Elie Wiesel Elie’s father Elie’s mother Elie’s three sisters: Hilda, Bea, and Tzipora.

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chapter 1
Chapter 1

Characters

Plot

  • Moishe the Beadle
  • Elie Wiesel
  • Elie’s father
  • Elie’s mother
  • Elie’s three sisters: Hilda, Bea, and Tzipora
  • Elie meets Moishe the Beadle and begins to study Kabbalah (in the hopes of understanding his own relationship with God).
  • Moishe the Beadle is deported and returns to warn the Jews.
  • Nazis arrive, creating two ghettos.
  • Jews in ghettos deported to concentration camps.
chapter 2
Chapter 2

Characters

Plot

  • Elie Wiesel
  • Elie’s father
  • Mrs. Schachter
  • Elie and his family are on the train to concentration camps.
  • A woman who has been separated from her husband and eldest son is with her young son.
  • This woman shrieks about fire over and over again until she has to be subdued violently by the others on the train.
  • They arrive at Birkenau to the smell of burning flesh.
chapter 3
Chapter 3

Characters

Plot

  • Elie Wiesel
  • Elie’s father
  • Elie’s mother
  • Elie’s little sister Tzipora
  • Elie and his father are separated from his mother and little sister (who are executed).
  • Elie and his father survive the first round of selection (by lying about their ages to Dr. Mengele).
  • “Never Shall I Forget” passage and other moments indicate Elie’s disillusionment with God and his loss of faith.
  • Elie is assigned a number (A-7713).
  • Elie and his father go to Auschwitz for three weeks and then are transferred to Buna.
chapter 4
Chapter 4

Characters

Plot

  • Elie Wiesel
  • Elie’s father
  • Group of musicians, including Juliek, a Polish violinist
  • Idek, the Kapo
  • Franek, the foreman
  • Yossi and Tibi, two Czechoslovakian brothers who have just lost their parents.
  • Assortment of minor female characters
  • Elie and his father are assigned to the same kommando to work (electrical parts warehouse).
  • Elie almost loses his gold crown to the dentist, but the dentist is found to be stealing these items and shipped away before he can get Elie’s.
  • Franek wants Elie’s gold tooth; after tormenting him and his father for a week, he has a dentist remove it with a rusty spoon.
  • Idek has violent fits of anger, one of which is directed at Elie for witnessing him having sex with a Polish girl.
  • Elie and the others witness many hangings, none of which really bother him except for the Sad Eyed Angel (the pipel).